A woman was hit by a truck at a concert venue in Noblesville
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Noblesville Police officials are investigating after a woman said she was run over by a truck Saturday night while leaving a Jason Aldean concert at the Rove Music Center.
Investigators with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said that since there are no security cameras in the area where the accident occurred, they are hoping witnesses will come forward to help find the driver.
What started as a fun night out with a friend ended with a trip to Crystal Lamotte Hospital.
“At this point, I can’t walk properly,” Lamott said. “But at that moment, I didn’t feel anything.”
LaMotte went to a Jason Aldean concert Saturday night at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville. While she was waiting to leave the scene, she said she remembers a black Chevrolet Silverado driving by and one of the four men inside the truck calling to her.
“He was stuttering,” she said. “He said, ‘Do you need a ride?’ I said: Not at all. “Get in the truck,” he said.
Then, Lamott said the driver intervened and asked her to walk around to his side of the car.
“Then he said, ‘Fuck you,’ and then hit the gas,” she said.
Lamott said the truck hit her and caught her with her open window. She said the driver did not slow down.
“I could hear people honking their horns in the distance and screaming,” she said. “I couldn’t hold on any longer, so I left him.”
Lamott said the man drove his car directly over her body. In shock, I stood up for help.
A witness told FOX59/CBS4 he noticed the crowd was a little rowdy during the concert. On his way out, he said he saw the truck pull forward, run over LaMotte and then quickly drive away.
That witness also said he did not believe she was able to walk. Lamott said she didn’t feel anything until a friend took her to the hospital.
“It felt like my hip had exploded,” she said. “I started screaming, I just wanted to get out of that truck.”
Lamott said she did not break any bones but is being monitored for internal bleeding. Meanwhile, a friend helps spread the word in hopes that witnesses will come forward since there are no security cameras in the area.
“It may trigger a memory and hopefully more details will be provided,” Benjamin McCann said. “Help bring these people to justice.”
Even the other men in the truck may not have wanted to participate, LaMotte said.
“Even the other guys in the car who didn’t hit me probably didn’t have those intentions,” LaMotte said.
A social media post about the incident has already reached tens of thousands of people.
“I was in shock,” McCann said. “I can’t believe another human being would do this.”
The Ruoff Music Center posted on social media before the concert announcing that they were expecting a sold-out show with heavy traffic. FOX59/CBS4 reached out to the scene and a representative said they had no comment due to the active investigation.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has since provided the following statement:
“I have been informed that this is an active and ongoing investigation and that the victim has non-life threatening injuries. There are no cameras in the area where this occurred, and anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Eric Gilbert at 317-776-1872.”
Deputy Brian Melton, Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office